Sunday 18 March 2018

Council starts work on pothole problem

SOME of Wexford's worst potholes are being tackled by Wexford Borough Council over the next six weeks.

On Tuesday, traffic on Joseph Street was partially disrupted as contractors dug up the road surface and relaid the road.

'Part of the road surface had caved in. It was well past its end of life,' said town engineer Tadhg O' Corcora this week. Contactors had to close one lane of traffic, and operate a lollipop system at the road, which leads onto the traffic light junction on Distillery Road.

However, work was completed quickly and the contractors had finished by mid afternoon.

It was a similar story on Monday when the lower portion of Peter Street was also resurfaced, while work at Wygram also started and was completed on Tuesday.

Wexford Borough Council, who are funding these road works through the block grant, plan further mini-closures of roads over the next six weeks at Bride Street roundabout and John Street.

Much of the work at John Street will be carried out in the evening time to minimise traffic disruption.

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